KING COUNTY, Wash. (TCD) -- A teen's family is getting justice over 30 years after she was sexually assaulted and strangled to death before she was scheduled to attend a drill team competition.
KCPQ-TV reports a jury convicted Patrick Nicholas of murder with sexual motivation, but acquitted him on a charge of first-degree murder for the death of 16-year-old Sarah Yarborough.
According to the King County Sheriff's Office, on Dec. 14, 1991, Yarborough drove to Federal Way High School to meet up with her drill team. She failed to show, and soon after, two 12-year-old boys found her body in the bushes. The boys saw a man leaving the area moments before they discovered her body and helped investigators create a sketch of the suspect.